Accession Number : ADA335196
Title : Heat Acclimation Procedures: Preparation for Humid Heat Exposure
Descriptive Note : Technical rept
Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Nigel A. ; Patterson, Mark J. ; Regan, Jodie M. ; Amos, Denys
PDF Url : ADA335196
Report Date : OCT 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 40
Abstract : Thermal homeostasis is rigorously challenged under extremely hot conditions, particularly during prolonged exercise, with even highly trained individuals failing to maintain thermal homeostasis. As a consequence, the incidence of heat illness increases, particularly during the first five days of heat exposure. This report summarizes the physiological changes accompanying heat adaptation and critically reviews heat adaptation procedures. Finally, recommendations are made concerning the implementation of heat adaptation procedures for military personnel. These recommendations include: specification of the thermal environment; the level of thermal strain; the use of exercise; exposure duration; and the subsequent maintenance of heat adaptation.
Descriptors : *PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), *HEAT ACCLIMATIZATION, ENVIRONMENTS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, THERMAL STRESSES, HEAT LOSS, HIGH HUMIDITY, EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), ENDURANCE(PHYSIOLOGY), ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY).
Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE